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Southaven residents eager for Tanger outlets to open

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A spokesperson for Tanger Outlets says they are running on schedule and stores here will open their doors right before the holidays.

“I am extremely excited,” said Southaven resident Jamie Young.

Many Southaven residents share Young's feelings.

“I think it's good income for the city and relief for people who like to shop down here,” said Southaven resident Angela Akbary.

Many residents are still guessing what stores will pop up, but they'll get those answers soon.

Construction began on this project in March. Since then, many buildings have gone up. The new facility will have 75 brand name stores, including Michael Kors, Gap Outlet, Kay Jewelers, Guess Factory, Sketchers and Pandora. Managers have not named many other stores coming to the outlet mall.

“I drive by it every day and I look just to see what’s going on,” said Boiling Point restaurant owner Mario Alfonzo, ”It’ll bring a lot of people from outside who wouldn’t come here.”

Nearby restaurants also eagerly wait for the shops to open. They said since it is the only outlet within five hours, it will bring in people from all over.

“They are bringing in some great stores that people would want to travel to come to. We think it will help us,’ said Akbary.

Stores will open their doors in November.

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